TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE

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As I have stated before, this is a presidential election year.  Whoever wins this election will be serving after the historic election of our first black president here in the United States.  The past eight years under the administration of a black man have been heated and full of controversy and gross disrespect.

Now all one hears from the candidates is we must make America great again. How can we restore our country to greatness? Needless to say the voters are full of deep concern and confusion.  Many do not like the candidates running.  They wonder is it worth voting in this election or just a waste of time.

This is especially true in the African America community.  It is a known fact that no matter how much voter support and backing we give a candidate, whether republican or democrat we seemed to be forgotten and/or treated as invisible after the election. Still we are continually told that the only hope we have is to use our vote to make a difference.  Please note I still believe that voting is our duty and privilege.  We are responsible for sharing in the decision-making of our nation. Also to add insult to injury periodically the government must vote on whether or not we will have voting privileges.

In view of this and the problems we continually face within our community I am still convinced that only supernatural help will suffice.  The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob promised to bless all who blesses Abraham and his descendants.  Our enslavement in this country was indeed a blessing to them.  Now it is our time for supernatural deliverance.

There are it may be so many kinds of voices in the world and none of them is without signification.                                                                        I Corinthians 14:10

Your comments are welcome.

Lucy Payne

Lucy

SAFETY

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Online reference: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10281878.htm

The safety of our community is a HUGE issue.  As a people we have experienced so many useless and unnecessary tragedies.  People are being killed within our community at an alarming rate.  In recent past months we have had babies and toddlers shot and killed.  Senior citizens have been killed in their homes and on the street.  Recently, a black woman literally died from multiple stab wounds in broad daylight on the streets of Detroit.  Rumors say that she was screaming for help and trying to protect herself; but to no avail.  She was approximately 50 years of age.  Our young black men are dying from drugs, alcohol, street gang violence, and every other imaginable vice. Some time ago it was reported that an eleven year old girl was walking to school during the early morning hours as was usual for her when a black man grabbed her, took her and sexually abused her.  He told the young child that she should not have been out there by herself.

We seem to be on a continued path of self-destruction, hatred, and degradation.  If there is anything that reminds us of us or anyone that reminds us of ourselves that object and that person is treated or handled in a negative manner. One of the results of this negativity is that the abortion rate is much higher among African Americans when compared to other groups. 

In the Holy Scriptures in the book of Ephesians 6:29 it says, “No man hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.”  The question is how can we stop the violence within our community and bring about an atmosphere of safety to our midst.  When the violence is minimized then we will be empowered to deal with the external issues of racism.

God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob You brought safety and order to a bunch of slaves thousands of years ago. We call upon You now to do the same for our community.  Please extend to us this blessing now in the hour of our need. Please remember how we as African American slaves were a blessing to the descendants of Abraham in accordance to Your promise in Genesis 12:3.  We are in dire need of this supernatural blessing.  No one can do this but You.  Thank You for keeping Your promise to us.

 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their  enemies.

Psalms 78:53 –

 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

Psalms 119:117 –

Please note I look forward to your comments.

Lucy Payne

Lucy

PROTECTION!

Protection is the most important issue facing the African American community today.

While the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob worked on freeing them from Egyptian bondage, He miraculously protected them.  At some point during their enslavement the Egyptians started slaughtering all their newborn male children as a means of birth control.  The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob used plaques and natural disasters to bring their bondage to an end.  However, during this time He again miraculously protected them from these disasters.  He also protected them through their 40 years of wandering.  We are in need of this supernatural protection for our children, families, and seniors.  This same God promised to bless those who are a blessing to Abraham’s descendants. No one in all of history can claim the blessings of this promise more than the African American community based on the labors of our ancestral enslavement.  We are in dire need of His supernatural protection internally and externally.

My prayer to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is:

“Please give us, the African American community the supernatural protection previously given to a bunch of slaves and their posterity thousands of years ago.  You are our only hope.  Thank you for answered prayer.”

Your comments are welcome.

Lucy Payne

Lucy